Robin Duhe Concert

September 30, 2023

The 1st Annual Elk Grove Jazz Festival was a wonderful experience. I have gained another level of respect for Robin Duhe (former bassist for Maze featuring Frankie Beverly) , his amazing talent, and his humble spirit. I…

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13th Annual GMS Awards

March 5, 2023

This evening we made it to Los Angeles to go to the Guild of Music Supervisor's 13th Annual GMS Awards. The show and after party were a blast!!! We unfortunately didn't win, but it was amazing to…

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Time For A Little Old Skool

March 2, 2023

The long awaited Bill Summers and Summers Heat (MCA & Prestige Records Catalogs) has been released digitally by Concord Records. Well, I've been waiting for it to be released digitally (LOL). What an incredible blessing to have…

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Songs of Romance Concert

February 11, 2023

The “Songs of Romance” Concert with the South Dakota Symphony was a huge success. Here's one of the articles that led up to the concert, “Songs of Romance”. The interview was done during the dress…

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GMS Nomination

January 26, 2023

Claytoven is proud to announce that he, along with co-writers, Larry Batiste, Isaac Earl Bynum, Khia Chambers, Brittany Dickinson, Aida Goitom, Floyd Nathaniel Hills, Seandrea Sledge, Bill Summers. Kevin Toney, and Michael J. Williams have been nominated…

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January 25, 2023

On January 7th Claytoven was awarded a Commendation by Councilmember Loren Taylor (City of Oakland District 6) for his invaluable contributions to East Oakland.

"Thank you for this acknowledgement CM Taylor. I will continue to work hard…

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"Seduce & Scheme"

December 27, 2022
Written by Cameryn Richardson

In 1981, band Bill Summers & Summers Heat released "We Call It the Box", written by Bill Summers, Claytoven Richardson, Kevin Toney, and Larry Batiste. Khia (the artist behind the song "My Neck…

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"Beautiful Girl" - Les Femmes Fatales

October 28, 2022

Group members, Sakai and Nikita Germaine, along with their producer, Kevin “Darkside” Smith have come up with an amazing song, “Beautiful Girl”. They further blessed me with the honor of being a part of this project as…

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Luke Carlsen & The Fresh Rhythm

October 17, 2022

At the famous studio, United Recording in Los Angeles, California, I had the privilege of producing three songs on the band, Luke Carlsen & The Fresh Rhythm. The recording session was amazing. What a pleasure to be…

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"Sing 2"

February 9, 2022

Thank you... Blessings keep coming. I sang background vocals on the Whitney Houston song, "Higher Love" some years ago. Now it is in the Illumination movie, "Sing 2". My daughter had to let me know about this…

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